, Muskogee, OK


November 7, 2013

Roxy show to honor veterans

Singer from 1995 OKC memorial service in lineup

The Saturday Night Spotlight will have a Veterans Appreciation Show at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Roxy Theater. Spotlight will join with Blue Star Mothers to collect needed supplies for military troops.

Youth singers and musicians will perform on stage to encourage donations and tips throughout the evening. Ernestine Dillard of Bixby will be a returning guest artist to Spotlight to honor our veterans.

Dillard is best remembered for her April 23, 1995, vocal performance at the Oklahoma City Memorial Service for the victims of the Murrah Building bombing. She performed before 11,000 mourners and a national television audience with her “God Bless America” medley that closed the service.

In 1994, she ended a 33-year career as a registered nurse to pursue music full time. Her career has included concert appearances in Paris; Geneva; at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; at Philadelphia’s “Let Freedom Ring” celebration; and at many other events, according to a media release.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children younger than 12. Door prizes will be given.

Information: Michael Anthamatten, (918) 616-5003.

Text Only
AP Video
Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

     View Results
Featured Ads

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.